Numerical modelling of dynamic response of loss modulated monolithic multisection mode-locked semiconductor lasers

B. Zhu, H. D. Summers, I. H. White, R. V. Penty

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Abstract

Monolithic multisection mode-locked semiconductor lasers with an integrated distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) have recently been demonstrated to generate stable picosecond pulses at high repetition rates suitable for optical communication systems. However, there has been very little theoretical work on understanding the physical mechanisms of the device and on optimisation of the absorber modulator design. This article presents numerical modeling of the loss modulated mode-locking process in these lasers. The model predicts most aspects experimentally observed within this type of device, and the results show the output waveform, optical spectrum, instantaneous frequency chirp, and stable operating range.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe - Hamburg, Ger
Duration: 8 Sep 199613 Sep 1996

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe
CityHamburg, Ger
Period8/09/9613/09/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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